Saturday, May 2, 2009

Shenandoah ROCKFEST

(April 18th and 19th, 2009) was a major success! 
Thanks everyone for coming out and making it happen!

The numbers:
100+ volunteers participated and removed
2,375 lbs of trash collected (estimated) from
38 overlooks along Skyline Drive
11 volunteers, who after cleaning up trash all morning, helped carry out an injured hiker from near the waterfall on Rose River Loop

Mid-Atlantic Climbers, The Access Fund, and Shenandoah National Park would like to thank all our amazing Team Leaders and all our awesome Volunteers who came out and participated by picking up trash, directing traffic, cooking meals, and sorting recyclables. 

We would also like to thank Steve Bair of the National Park Service for his advice, patience and permission and Wendy Cass for her presentation about the Rock Outcrop Management Plan and new Climbing Management Guidelines, and how these efforts affect the rock climbing community.

We have two Adopt-a-Crag events coming up this fall:
Great Falls National Park, VA ---- Sept. 5th, 2009
Carderock, MD --- Saturday, Sept. 26th, 2009

Send us an email at if you'd like to be involved in the planning or participate as a Team Leader at either of these events!

Last, but not least, Mid Atlantic Climbers would also like to thank our sponsors, without whom this event wouldn't have been possible.

Rock On!

-Chris Irwin
Mid Atlantic Climbers


  1. Can't wait for next years event!

  2. thanks everyone, organizers and volunteers alike! I'm looking forward to the fall!